TITLE

electroconvulsive therapy

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p735
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
An encyclopedia entry for "electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)" is presented. The term refers to the use of an electric shock to create convulsions. Electroconvulsive therapy is used for the treatment of drug-resistant or severe psychiatric disorders. An informed consent should be signed by the patient before undergoing ECT.
ACCESSION #
62142111

 

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